Christians Observe Good Friday, Passover Begins
Friday, April 6th, is one of the holiest days of the year for both Christians and Jews. Christians around the world are observing Good Friday, the day of Jesus’ suffering, crucifixion, and death. It is a solemn day. Many Christians will not eat meat on Friday and some, especially Catholics, will fast throughout the day. Churches will then turn around and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Saturday night and Sunday morning with the feast of Easter.
The Jewish celebration of Passover also begins Friday and continues through April 14th. Jews attend a festive meal known as the Passover Seder where they relive the story of the Exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt. Observant Jews follow a number of rigorous dietary restrictions during the 8 day observance, most notably the abstinence of bread and leavened products.